There are few wilder, more magnificent and untouched places than the islands of the North Atlantic! And no ships more suited than Ocean Albatros for such a voyage. On this adventure, we cover wondrous islands in Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland.

Cruising from Scotland to the lush green islands of Orkney, Shetland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland, this nine-day springtime adventure delivers fair-lighted days and matchless landscapes and seascapes. Our journey begins in Aberdeen, Scotland's Granite City, where we embark on Albatros Expeditions’ modern vessel Ocean Albatros, our home for the next 9 days. Migrating birds, dolphins, and whales are only some of the sights we expect in this cruise.

Departing the bustling port of Aberdeen, our first stop is Kirkwall, the fascinating capital of Orkney, an archipelago known for its sandstone cliffs and its plethora of ancient Neolithic sites (as well as some of Scotland's northernmost distilleries). Next up is the Shetland Islands, with the cozy town of Lerwick and later a stop at the Isle of Noss - a small isle hosting one of the largest and most spectacular mixed-species bird colonies in the UK. We sail further north to the fabled Faroe Islands, where Tórshavn, its capital and largest town, awaits us. Explore this small but perfectly formed capital, famous for its ancient Norse heritage and its beautifully preserved turf-roofed buildings. We follow the Faroe Islands rugged coasts further and make a call at Klaksvik, the Faroes' second largest town, a picturesque settlement nestled in a deep bay, and the ideal location from which to explore the stunning natural surroundings of the islands. 

After these days full of culture, history, whiskies, and bird life, it’s time to head out across the North Atlantic and scout for whales and wildlife as we approach Iceland. Our first port of call is Djúpivogur, a small town and municipality located amid staggering natural beauty on the southeastern coast of the country. From Djúpivogur, we will cruise past the volcanic island of Surtsey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the youngest island in the world, before spending an exciting day in Heimaey, the largest island of the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. Heimaey is the site of one of Iceland's best known volcanic eruption, when locals armed with little more than hoses managed to save their town from imminent destruction. Departing Heimaey, we will set a course for our final destination, the Icelandic capital of Reykjavík. 

Witness the majesty and grandeur of the North Atlantic onboard Ocean Albatros. Experience with us! 

Facts about Through the North Atlantic
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